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Help identify AK round mfg

Discussion in 'Education & Training' started by ghostcell, Jul 10, 2016.

  1. ghostcell

    ghostcell Bellingham Member

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    I bought a bag of these rounds a while back for quite a bit and I can't find who makes them. I haven't seen them in stores. I need help:oops:, thanks

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  2. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    It'd help to show the head-stamp located around the primer...
     
  3. ghostcell

    ghostcell Bellingham Member

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    I hope this helps

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  4. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Chinese 7.62x39mm. Standard AK/SKS milsurp Norinco round. Copper washed steel casing, steel core. Factory 9121 (don't ask where, no one knows) made in 1977.


    You'll never find them in stores, Chinese weapons/ammo imports were banned decades ago. :(
     
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  5. ghostcell

    ghostcell Bellingham Member

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    Oh wow! Thanks a lot. Do you know where I can find some more and less than a $1 a round?
     
  6. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    You'll only find them OCCASSIONALLY in the online classifieds, and the price can vary widely.
     
  7. ghostcell

    ghostcell Bellingham Member

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    If I were to sell my AK and then post this ammo for sale what would be considered a fair price for both parties? Thanks again for your help.
     
  8. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Being as current AK/SKS ammo averages .22 - .30 a round depending on the qua ties you buy, that Chinese Norico ammo is actually considered a collectors item (not really to me though) and it's pricing is purely subjective to the market demand. You should conduct a google search and see what others are making sales for.

    At least you now know what you have and can start an informed search! ;)
     
  9. ghostcell

    ghostcell Bellingham Member

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    Thanks. I will definitely look around and see. I think there is a gun show coming to Lynden soon so maybe I will see what they have there. Again, thanks for all of your time and fast responses.
     
  10. Those look like some we shot up by the case years ago. IF the projectile is magnetic, you have something there- something that might be useful at some point. We used to shoot the crap out of old car bodies.. the '60's type American cars that were almost bullet-resistant to 5.56 193 ammo.
     
  11. ghostcell

    ghostcell Bellingham Member

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    I will grab a magnet off of the fridge and see what happens
     
  12. ghostcell

    ghostcell Bellingham Member

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    The magnet is pretty weak but it seems to hold it just fine

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  13. I havent seen that stuff in awhile- it was fun to shoot- often the bullet would come apart when striking a hard object- the penetrator would keep going after stripping the jacket. Pretty sure it's the same stuff from the look of it. Stuff would make sparks when it hit hard rocks.. we did a lot of shooting around dusk at old mine tipples.
     
  14. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I recognized that ammo right away. I got a bunch when I bought my SKS 20+ years ago. Seems to be decent ammo, but as already stated, you're not likely to find it any longer unless someone sells some in the classifieds.
     
  15. CLT65

    CLT65 Yamhill County Active Member

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    That's M43 ammo. It's going to be magnetic all the way around. The case is copper-washed steel (thin copper plating), and the bullet has a copper plated steel jacket with a mild steel core.

    It was banned from importation long before Chinese ammo in general, because it's considered armor-piercing handgun ammunition. In reality it's neither armor piercing nor intended for a handgun, but that's the criteria the ATF used to stop it's importation. It has a soft steel or iron core which they technically consider AP, and the first time someone made an AR pistol in that caliber they jumped all over it.

    So, it's the legal status as "armor-piercing" and the fact that it's "banned" that make it more desirable and valuable to some (not to me). It actually is pretty good shooting ammo as I recall, though it is corrosive primed. It's banned from importation, but it is legal to own and shoot. I have a bunch of original Soviet M43 from the '50s around here somewhere. For ammo old enough to get the senior discount, it still shoots great.
     
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  16. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    LOL... @ senior discount! :s0112:



    Hey, wait a minute.... I'm older than that ammo!! o_O





    :D
     
  17. ghostcell

    ghostcell Bellingham Member

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    Thank you all for the comments. Maybe I will just keep it and use it to barter with later on. I was going to sell it with my AK but you all have changed my mind.
     
  18. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    I have 8 green box mild steel core and a couple yellow boxes